Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Blogger's Pillow Party - Christmas Tree Pillows, Redux
OK, I am late to the game here but I decided I wanted to put my Christmas tree pillows up for the bloggers pillow party. I was wavering on whether I wanted to, since I had already posted about these pillows and since it is totally no longer the holiday season (although, ahem, we still have some decorations up). On the other hand, it is really snowing here today so it really feels like winter if not the holiday season. Also, I have been having a really good time seeing other people's pillows (especially Shelley's on Rebel Homemaker - check them out!)... so in the end I decided to jump in too despite my reservations. I hope to participate again next month with an actual new pillow...it seems like pillows are the theme for February in the craft blogosphere!
I had a lot of fun making these pillows, and I think the one with the big tree and the little tree is my favorite. I already talked a bit about my process in the original post, but basically the trees are foundation pieced in a pretty free-form manner and then I built up the rest of the pillow around the trees. I really like how the larger tree in the two pillow tree looks like an evergreen with drooping branches because of the piecing method I used. I like the 4 tree block a lot too but I think it would look better if the trees were closer together on each row and if I had made the block smaller and the borders larger.
I used pretty much entirely fabrics from my stash for these pillows, and the fabrics are a bit more muted and traditional than a lot of the things I have been making recently (especially for the borders and the backs). I like how they turned out, though... but I may be tempted to make something alternate holiday pillows with a bit more modern of a fabric choice in the future. These were out on our living room couch for all of the holidays but now they are going to be stored until next year.